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WELCOME TO INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY «MITSO»! International University «MITSO», one of the most prestigious universities of Belarus, was founded in 1930. Specialists in economics, management, law and information technologies are trained at the International University. Schools of sciences in the spheres of law and economics are  created and actively function at the university.


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OUR ACHIEVEMENTS: International University «MITSO» was the first Belarusian university to sign the Great Charter of Universities on September 18, 2015. In 2015 the construction of a new modern academic building was completed. In October 2014 a memorandum of cooperation with the Regional delegation of the International Committee of the Red Cross in the Russian Federation, Belarus and Moldova was signed. In September 2009 a new resource center on international humanitarian law was opened at our university. The activities of the Center are supported by the UN, the International Committee of the Red Cross and other international organizations. We signed an agreement with Microsoft In April 2014. It gives the university free access to advanced information technologies, including IT-Academy and Office365. The IT-Academy operates at our University. It allows for education through stationary and distance learning thanks to Microsoft authorized courses and for taking examinations for the international certificate of IT-professional or user. The Memorandum of Understanding with the University of Cambridge was signed in November 2013 by its unit – the examination committee of Cambridge University and the Department of Tests in English, University of Cambridge. The aim of this cooperation is to improve the quality standards of education in the field of teaching English as a foreign language to bring it into accordance with international standards. On January 30, 2012 International University «MITSO» received certificates of state accreditation in line with the profile of the University status.


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In November 2011, the University was given the status of the National Examination Center ECL (European Consortium for the Certificate of Attainment in Modern Languages) – European Consortium for certification of knowledge of modern foreign languages. In the period from 2012 to 2016 in the framework of the National Examination Center ECL 393 students of law and economics were tested. Since September 2011 International University «MITSO» has been a member of the International Association of Universities, which unites more than 600 higher education institutions in 150 countries around the world. On September 1, 2010 International University «MITSO» received the international certificate of quality management system in compliance with the international standard ISO 9001: 2008 accreditation from UKAS (The United Kingdom Accreditation Service). The Certificate issued by Bureau Veritas Certification, the company in the field of certification, is recognized in more than 150 countries around the world, which greatly improves the status and prestige of the University in the world educational arena. Since August 2010 International University «MITSO» has been a member of the «Academic Impact» program. Academic Impact is a global initiative that brings institutions of higher education together with the United Nations. The aim of it is to support ten universally accepted principles concerning human rights, literacy, sustainability and conflict resolution. The Center for Labour Law, which is engaged in the research of labour law and labour relations in the Republic of Belarus and other countries, is functioning in the university. Since 2012 the Centre for Labour Law has been a member of the research network, founded in 2011. It brings research institutes (centers) around the world together and is devoted to the study of Labour Law. The Center for Labour Law performs the functions of the national information centre of the International Labour Organisation on safety and health. The University is a member of the international educational and academic association of institutions in the sphere of social and labour education. Since 2003 in the University there has been a branch of the UNESCO department on information technologies and law. The aim of the department is to distribute academic, methodological and educational information in the sphere of legal informatization, training, retraining and advanced training of personnel in accordance with the projects of UNESCO.


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INTERNATIONAL ADMISSIONS Foreign citizens and stateless persons not residing in the territory of the Republic of Belarus have the right to get higher education: For a fee in accordance with the international treaties of the Republic of Belarus; For a fee as a result of graduating from the preparatory department of the university; For a fee based on interviews to establish proficiency of the language in which the educational process is carried out, in an amount sufficient to get the higher education. The requirements for admission and list of documents necessary for foreign citizens is on the website


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EDUCATION AT THE PREPARATORY DEPARTMENT AND RUSSIAN LANGUAGE COURSES FACULTY OF PRE-UNIVERSITY EDUCATION Language: Russian, English One can submit documents for the educational courses and preparatory department throughout the year. EDUCATION FORM COURSE DURATION Preparatory department The course “Russian as a foreign language” To apply to stage I (Bachelor’s degree): preparation to enter the University as a pre-student, Russian language courses, immersion into academic environment, the use of some of the student’s capabilities. For applicants to stage I (Bachelor’s degree): For applicants to master’s course; For applicants to PhD Full-time 9 months Full-time Different duration and intensity The certificate is given after graduating from the pre-university department, preparatory department, preparatory courses.


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THE FIRST STAGE OF HIGHER EDUCATION BACHELOR’S DEGREE (OBTAINING THE FIRST / SECOND DEGREE) Language: Russian, English Application deadline – October 15. Upon graduation students receive a state diploma. Faculty of Law: Speciality International law Law Specialization (qualification) International Commercial Law (International lawyer with knowledge of foreign languages) Commercial law Advocacy and notary Legal regulation of labour relations (Lawyer) Education form full-time full-time Course duration 4 years 4 years


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Faculty of International Economic Relations and Management: Speciality Specialization (qualification) Economics and Management of Enterprise Managing industrial companies (Economist-manager) International Economics Without specialization (Economist) Management Marketing Logistics Information systems and technologies (in different areas) Industrial management Financial management Human Resources (Manager-economist) Industrial Marketing Advertising Tourism Marketing (Marketer-economist) Without specialization (Logistics-economist) Information technologies of a financial-credit system (EngineerProgrammer-Economist) Education form Course duration full-time 4 years full-time 4 years full-time 4 years full-time 4 years full-time 4 years full-time 4 years


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THE SECOND STAGE OF HIGHER EDUCATION – MASTER STUDIES Language: Russian, English Application date: July 5 - October 30. Upon graduation students obtain a Master’s degree in Law or in Economy. Speciality Jurisprudence Economy and management Education form part-time part-time Course duration 2 years 2 years PHD (POSTGRADUATE STUDY) Language: Russian, English Application date: throughout the year. Foreign citizens entering PhD should have Master’s Degree After defending a thesis, the applicant is awarded the academic degree of PhD in Law / PhD in Economics. Speciality Education form Course duration Economy and management part-time* 4 years Civil law; commercial law; family law; international private law part-time* 4 years *If master’s degree exams are passed. If master’s degree exams are not passed, foreign citizens are admitted to postgraduate study as applicants for the degree: For up to two years to pass master’s degree exams and credit tests For up to five years to pass master’s degree exams and credit tests and thesis research


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ADDITIONAL ADULT EDUCATION – RETRAINING OF PERSONNEL WITH UNIVERSITY DEGREE INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED TRAINING AND RETRAINING OF THE INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY «MITSO» Application date: throughout the year. Beginning of studies: when groups are complete Language: Russian, English To apply for courses one should have a bachelor’s degree. Upon graduation participants receive a state diploma of retraining at the level of higher education. At the end of a language course or a Microsoft IT-Academy course a certificate is given. Speciality Law International Law Logistics Economics and Management The economy in foreign trade The economy in the tourism industry Personnel Management Qualification Lawyer International Lawyer Logistics-economist Economist-manager Economist Economist in tourism HR Manager Education form part-time part-time part-time part-time part-time part-time part-time Course duration 1 year 9 months 1 year 6 months 1 year 6 months 1 year 8 months 1 year 6 months 1 year 6 months 1 year 8 months Language courses Training courses Excel 2013 Spanish, English, French, German, Chinese, Italian Microsoft IT-Academy full-time (day, evening) full-time (day) 120 hours 24 hours


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«MITSO» IS INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY FOREIGN UNIVERSITY PARTNERS 46 foreign university partners all over the world: Russia, Ukraine, Latvia, Moldova, Poland, China, Vietnam, Mongolia, Hungary, Italy, the UK and others. FOREIGN STUDENTS AT OUR UNIVERSITY Students from 12 countries such as Azerbaijan, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Georgia, Uzbekistan, Russia, Vietnam, Tajikistan and Ukraine are trained at International University «MITSO». ACADEMIC MOBILITY Due to active participation of the University in International educational, cultural and scientific programs such as ERASMUS+, DAAD, CEI and others, and also to extensive partner relations, over the past few years students and professors of our university have participated in various international events and had internships in more than 25 countries: Armenia, Austria, Germany, Belgium, Ireland, Spain, China, Cuba, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, USA, Ukraine and Switzerland. Students of the University have internships in leading international organizations in the country and abroad: in the International society for Military law and the Law of War (Brussels, Belgium), Executive Committee of the Commonwealth of Independent States Embassy of the Republic of India in  the Republic of Belarus and others.


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STUDENTS’ REWARDS IN THE INTERNATIONAL CONTESTS Our students are participants and winners of prestigious competitions in  International Law. We demonstrated great results in the Jessup Competition (USA)   – 5th place in written memorials in 2015, Telders Competition (Netherlands), Pictet Competition (Switzerland), F. Martens Competition on International Humanitarian Law (Russian Federation), Willem C. Vis Competition in international commercial arbitration (Vienna, Austria), International Competition for the World Trade Organization (Lithuania), Eurasian Competition in international commercial mediation (RF), Nelson Mandela Competition (Switzerland), International Competition for the Law of the European Union (Slovakia), Competition for International Commercial Mediation (France) and others. In 2015-2016 our students participated in 12 international competitions and Moot courts outside Belarus. PARTICIPATION OF STUDENTS IN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES In the 2015-2016 academic year the students of the University took an active part in international conferences in our country and abroad: International contest in mediation and negotiations (Austria); Minsk International Model U.N. (Belarus); The III international conference for students “Social harmony and purposes of modern youth” (China) and many others. EDUCATIONAL EURO TOURS Within the framework of the joint project of the University with the Center of International Relations of the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Belarus, the students of the University annually visit different European countries – Germany, Sweden, Estonia, Italy, France, Netherlands, Belgium and many others with educational purposes. LECTURES BY FOREIGN EXPERTS Every year lectures by for- eign experts are held in English and Russian. In 2015 there were 17 public lectures and 4 complete courses of lectures held by experts from Poland, Israel, the UK, Germany, Lithuania, the Netherlands, France, India, Greece and Spain. Every year there is a course of public lectures by leading world experts in international law: Days of International Law at International University «MITSO».


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INTERNATIONAL ACTIVITY OF THE UNIVERSITY International University «MITSO» is the organizer of a variety of well-known International arrangements. The Second International Educational Youth Forum of Trade Unions «TEMP-2016. Let the youth get united by work» was held in «International University «MITSO». More than 200 young people from trade unions of Azerbaijan, Belarus, Vietnam, Greece, Georgia, Israel, Kazakhstan, Cyprus, Lithuania, Latvia, Malaysia, Russia, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkey and Ukraine participated in the event. The Forum became the  largest international discussion platform in Belarus for young people, entrepreneurs and governmental authorities. International scientific conferences are organized by the University. They are: «Innovative economy in terms of globalization: current trends and prospects»; «The theory and practice of the professionally oriented training of foreign languages»; «Peacekeeping: new horisonts». The International contest of scientific works on  labour law of L.S. Tal, the International contest of student projects in  foreign languages are held at the University annually. On the first day the participants took part in the action «Tree of friendship». The trees were planted on the territory of the University. The newly formed «Park of Friendship» was installed with the flags of all countries-participants and special recreation zones.


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XI INTERNATIONAL LAW COMPETITION “YOUTH FOR PEACE” The international law competition «Youth for  Peace» – a unique project for  our country that has no  equal in  Eastern Europe or  the  CIS – is  included among the three prestigious  European competitions in international law.



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